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Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru

Silencing Civil Society

Authors: Burt, J.

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The Shining Path was one of the most brutal insurgencies ever seen in the Western Hemisphere. Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru explores the devastating effects of insurgent violence and the state's brutal counterinsurgency methods on Peruvian civil society.

About the authors

JO-MARIE BURT is Associate Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. She was a Fulbright Scholar and visiting researcher at the Catholic University of Peru in 2006, and she served as a research consultant for the Peruvian Truth and Justice Commission in 2002-2003. She is co-editor, with Philip Mauceri, of Politics in the Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform (2004).

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"Burt's book brings the clarity of well reported facts, so often lost in the thick fog of insurgencies, together with a lucid analysis of events and outcomes. Hers is an outstanding examination of the lethal yet intricate confrontation between the Shining Path and the Peruvian state that had democracy and civil society as its main casualties and ended up in a decade-long barely disguised dictatorship. She narrates and explains an often tragic, uniquely Peruvian story, yet succeeds in expressing its universal resonance." - Gustavo Gorriti, award-winning journalist and author of The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru

"This book is a dazzling achievement. Jo-Marie Burt offers a riveting, up-close analysis of political violence, the state, and civil society in Peru. This rigorous, nuanced work revises much of the conventional wisdom about both Peru's Shining Path insurgency and the Alberto Fujimori government. With important insights about how insurgencies can exploit weak states and how authoritarian leaders can exploit the legacies of political violence, this book is invaluable for persons seeking to understand the challenges of democracy building in today's world." - Cynthia McClintock, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Burt, Jo-Marie

  • The Weak State

    Pages 25-40

    Burt, Jo-Marie

  • Social Consequences of State Breakdown

    Pages 41-51

    Burt, Jo-Marie

  • Terror versus Terror

    Pages 53-68

    Burt, Jo-Marie

  • The Crisis of Organized Politics

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru
Book Subtitle
Silencing Civil Society
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06486-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-06486-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60038-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62117-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 286
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